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Transportation Employment Information


Transportation Industry Overview


More than 8.6 million Americans work in transportation jobs, including more than 3 million truck drivers who move raw materials and finished goods around the nation. Long-haul truck driver is the most common job in transportation. Tractor-trailer drivers work in tandem with route planners, traffic dispatchers and traffic managers. Delivery truck drivers distribute cargo in a limited area.

Transportation Job Types


Long-haul truck drivers transport goods between cities and states, typically in trucks weighing more than 26,000 pounds. Self-employed tractor-trailer drivers are called owner-operators.

Delivery truck drivers and driver/sales workers deliver merchandise to stores or customers’ homes typically in one region or urban area. They drive trucks of 26,000 pounds or less.

Traffic dispatchers organize where truck drivers go. They stay in touch with the drivers, give them assignments, share traffic information and maintain tracking logs.

Traffic managers analyze data, work with vendors and set policies to help their companies efficiently deliver goods and maximize profits.

Transportation Education and Certifications


To get a delivery truck driver job or driver/sales job, you’ll need a high school diploma or GED, plus on-the-job training. To advance and find transportation job opportunities as a long-haul tractor-trailer driver, you’ll need a few years of related driving experience as well.

Pursuing a transportation career as a traffic manager requires a bachelor’s degree, but some companies will hire someone with an associate’s degree and several years of experience.

States have special license requirements or tests for truck drivers whose jobs involve hazardous material, tankers, and double- or triple-trailer trucks.

Transportation Job Market


Transportation employment for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers is expected to increase 21 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average occupation, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Light truck/delivery truck driver employment will increase 15 percent during that period, about average for all occupations, while driver/sales worker jobs will grow 10 percent, the BLS reports.

Transportation Salaries


The median salary for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers was $37,930 in May 2011, according to the BLS. Dispatchers earned median salaries of $35,200. Light truck and delivery services drivers earned a median of $29,080. Driver/sales workers made $22,770.
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Concord area manufacturer has an immediate need in for a Buyer/Planner. Perform standard purchasing functions in SAP for assigned product lines, vendors and commodities. Provide quotes for material and vendor services. Perform materials planning, procurement, and inventory functions for assigned product lines and/or commodities. Control assigned inventory, assuring customer service while minimizin...
We are searching for Driver Professionals who are experienced in both FIXED ROUTE/PARATRANSIT operations as well as those interested in launching a DRIVING CAREER with MV TRANSPORTATION. The Fixed Route/Paratransit Vehicle Operator is responsible for safely operating a transit motor vehicle. The primary objective of the Driver is providing safe, reliable, and efficient public transportation. While...
Job Title: Supply Chain Management Analyst III Location: Seattle, WA Compensation: $32-37/hr Assignment Length: Contract -6 months Please speak with Demetrice Parks for more information Description: Incorporates change and planning decisions to arrive at optimal solutions. Applies Supply Chain Management (SCM) methodologies to ensure coordination in the global supply chain. Analyzes complex materi...
CareersUSA, a leader in the staffing industry with over 33 years of experience, has another job opportunity for you: Our client is seeking Warehouse Workers in Riviera Beach and Lake Worth, FL. Earn $10.00 per hour at this full-time, temporary position. Three shifts available. 1st Shift: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM 2nd Shift: 5:00 PM to 1:00 AM 3rd Shift: 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM Job Description: Process invent...
ARAMARK Uniform Services (AUS) provides uniforms and related products to more than 400,000 customers nationwide, in virtually every industry. From designing and manufacturing to laundering and delivering, AUS works with local and national clients to create and maintain a total uniform solution that promotes teamwork and establishes a professional identity. AUS operates from over 200 locations nati...
JOB SUMMARY The Parking & Ground Transportation Coordinator provides customer assistance, maintains order and enforces the Rules of Commercial Ground Transportation on commercial drive, loading dock, parking garage, remote parking lots, employee lot or any areas as assigned by a Parking & Ground Transportation representative. ESSENTIAL TASKS, DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Provides customer service...
Linde is currently seeking an Area Transport Manager I for the West Texas area, based in Enid or Woodward, Oklahoma. Job Responsibilities: · Exercise visible leadership with respect to local implementation of global/national/regional safety programs and initiatives. Champion and manage the SHEQ Activity, i.e. Safety meetings, Safety Talks, IMSS/IMS, Site Quality Plan. · Lead incident/injury invest...
Bus drivers needed- Part-time and some Full-time positions. Various shifts available. Local company with motor coaches and charter buses. Must have a Class B license with Passenger Endorsement, Air Brake endorsement a plus. Must have 2 years verifiable passenger experience minimum. Will be required to pass a DOT Physical, Drug Screen and have good driving and police records. We need drivers with g...
This is a continuous recruitment, we are always looking for candidates based upon the qualifications below: This position will drive commercial trucks which could include, dump trucks, water trucks or comparable vehicles. Job Responsibilities include: • Observes and operates within applicable traffic laws. • Pulls levers or turns crank to tilt body and dump contents. • Inspects truck equipment and...
LOOKING FOR A HEAVY DUTY TOW TRUCK DRIVER. MUST HAVE A CLEAN MVR AND SUBMIT TO A DRUG TEST. APPLY IN PERSON AT: AUTO MEDICS 13751 SOUTHWEST HIGHWAY ORLAND PARK, IL 60462...
Procurement Coordinator: ASK Chemicals is one of the world’s largest providers of comprehensive solutions and tailored consulting services in the castings industry. Formed by some of the most influential and respected brands in the castings world (Ashland Castings Solutions, Süd-Chemie Foundry Products and Specialty Resins, as well as Ashland-Südchemie-Kernfest), ASK Chemicals was designed to deli...
We are searching for experienced CDL/CDL Permit with Passenger endorsement Driver Professionals who are interested in PARA TRANSIT operations as well as those interested in launching a DRIVING CAREER with MV TRANSPORTATION. The Paratransit Vehicle Operator is responsible for safely operating a van-type vehicle. The primary objective of the Driver is providing safe, reliable, and efficient public t...
Forklift Openings Available Immediately! Randstad is currently recruiting for immediate temp-hire Forklift openings in Middletown, PA. 3rd Shift-12:00 AM (midnight)-8:30 AM 3rd Shift-4:00 AM-12:30 PM 1st Shift-10:00 AM-6:30 PM 2nd Shift-12:00 PM (noon)-8:30 PM Talent will be working in large distribution center. Talent will be bending, standing, and stooping. Talent must be able to lift up to 50 l...
MOBI Wireless Logistics is expanding! We have Full-Time and Part-Time positions available. Please see if this sounds like the perfect position for you: THE COMPANY MOBI is a young and aggressively growing private company. MOBI combines the power of service-minded people and user-friendly technology to help companies better optimize, troubleshoot, and effectively manage multi-carrier wireless progr...
Minimum Qualifications: Knowledge of the LTL/ Transportation Industry Managed Drivers and Dock Workers Manages a Sales staff Has been responsible for developing and following a budget Service Center Managers are responsible for the organization, staffing, enforcement and accomplishment of all Service Center activities in an efficient and economical manner consistent with Corporate’s objectives Add...
When you choose Toll Brothers, you enjoy all the special advantages offered by "America's Luxury Home Builder™." Build Your Career with an Industry Leader Position: Purchasing Manager Location: Horsham, Pennsylvania Join the 2014 Builder of the Year! Toll Brothers Inc., America's Leading Luxury Home Builder, seeks a Purchasing Manager to oversee vendor and subcontractor relations and management of...
About Us We are a contract based final mile delivery service providing white glove delivery service of furniture and other household goods. Most routes are of the 2 day variety, drivers and helpers will be paid a day rate. This is a 1099 position and pay is weekly, Responsibilities/Duties: • Safely inventory the items in your route, protect and pad wrap items and load safely onto your truck. • You...
Job Title: Logistics Engineer Department: Supply Chain Solutions Reports To: Director, Supply Chain Solutions SUMMARY The Logistics Engineer position will be responsible for driving the operations department in the procedural and identification aspects of client analysis, savings opportunities, monitoring client reports and assisting in the technical day to day operations of England Logistics, Sup...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Provide training for Students to become licensed Commercial Drivers. Reviews student's driving skill-set, such as performing turns, backing, shifting, etc. Ensures students posses a basic knowledge in dealing with intersections, urban/rural areas, expressways, bridges, overpasses, etc. Instructs students in performing daily truck and trailer sa...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Lead a fleet of drivers. Lead and retain a designated fleet of drivers. Lead a minimum fleet of 50 manned tractors; for Shuttle Driver Leaders only-lead a fleet of at least 40 daycabs/Over-The-Road (OTR) tractors. Establish a good working relationship with each driver. Work with planning personnel to obtain loads for their fleet and dispatches...
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